Jim Jefferies

Australian actor and comedian. Became known after his HBO special "I swear to God".

Jefferies first achieved international popularity after he was attacked onstage while performing at the Manchester Comedy Store. At one time, Jefferies incorporated the incident, including its video recording, into his act: this can be seen on his 2008 DVD Contraband.

Jefferies has performed at numerous festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal Comedy Festival (Just for Laughs), South African Comedy Festival Cape Town, Reading and Leeds Festivals and the Glastonbury Festival.

Jefferies ran a podcast, Jim and Eddie Talkin' Shit, twice a week with his fellow comedian and friend Eddie Ifft until 2012 when he left the podcast due to his work schedule filming his television comedy series, Legit. Legit premiered on 2013 on FX and lasted 2 seasons. The series has received positive attention for its portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities.

Jim's comedy specials are:

  • Jim Jeffries: Hell Bound: Live at The Comedy Store London – Released: 2008
  • Contraband – (2008)
  • I Swear to God – (2009)
  • Alcoholocaust – (2010)
  • Fully Functional – (2012
  • Bare – (2014 - Netflix)

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